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Old 07-23-2004, 03:53 PM   #1
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wireless card on network, no internet, i tried everything

I have a huge problem with the wireless card on my laptop. I can connect to my LAN but not the internet. The LAN is set up for DHCP but the card doesn't get an IP when I do "dhcpd -d ath0". It just sits there scanning. I do have a script that sets up the card with a static IP (that's how I'm on the LAN) For some reason when I do an NMap ping scan on the network It returns an extra ping from the laptop. I pinged both the address and they both came from the laptop. I don't think it's a DNS issue because I manually edited the resolv.conf file. I copied the format in which Knoppix does it (search nameserver ....) I don't know where to go from here.

Side question: how do I disable eth0 (wired connection) from starting at boot?

Old 07-24-2004, 07:10 AM   #2
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Hm. Turning off eth0 is pretty easy. If your using Slack 10, then you need to edit your /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf file and either remove the eth0 information or just comment out the lines for eth0. In earlier versions of Slack (and maybe 10 depending on how you set it up) that info is in the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 file.

As for why ath0 isn't working with dhcp, that could be more difficult. If eth0 is functional at the same time as you are trying to get ath0 working, it could just be that your computer is confused as to what interface to use. Your ping results kind of suggest this. Another thing to try is to turn off your eth0 with ifconfig eth0 down and then re-do your nmap.

when I do "dhcpd -d ath0". It just sits there scanning
Just as a check, the proper command is dhcpcd not dhcpd. If this isn't a typo in your post, that could be the problem.
Old 07-24-2004, 10:32 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot. I'm typing this reply from my laptop. I wasted so many hours trying to figure this out and it was all because of one missing letter..


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